Gorgeous Art KitsNicole Balch
These art kits for children, by French company Djeco, are so much more, well, artistic, than the usual color-by-number fair. Each kit introduces a different medium or technique, such as felt pens, gouache or abstract art.
While they call themselves color-by-number, there are no numbers on the pictures, which are printed on thick cardstock, ready for framing. Instead a series of instructions shows how to apply the different patterns and techniques, allowing for individuality while introducing new ideas. They are quite a bit more than other kits, starting at $22 for four prints, but given the quality of materials and instruction, they’re worth it for older children.